May

Bennetts top five motorcycle movie moments

Bennetts top five motorcycle movie moments

Insurance firm Bennetts has conducted a survey amongst its customers to find out their all-time favourite motorcycle movie moments. The new release, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull...

Hawg Haven announce run of Charley Boorman choppers

Hawg Haven announce run of Charley Boorman choppers

Custom motorcycle builders Hawg Haven are to produce ten replicas of the Knucklehead-inspired Bobber built for Long Way Round star Charley Boorman. 'Old Skool' was built for the globe-trotting...

Hundreds wrongly convicted of speeding

Hundreds wrongly convicted of speeding

Three police workers face disciplinary action after 545 motorists were wrongly convicted of speeding. Fines totalling £35,000 had to be refunded, 1,500 penalty points quashed and 2115 tickets...

Picture special: Moto Morini 1200 Sport joins the retro bandwagon

Picture special: Moto Morini 1200 Sport joins the retro bandwagon

Moto Morini jumps on the retro bandwagon with its new 1200 Sport, but it’s actually a damn fine motorcycle. Remember the colours of the Aston Martin Le Mans race cars of the late 1950s? A lighter...

Picture gallery: Japanese tuned Suzuki Hayabusas

Picture gallery: Japanese tuned Suzuki Hayabusas

Japanese aftermarket tuners have just wheeled out their own special Suzuki Hayabusas with custom paint job and performance boosting exhausts bolted on. The Hayabusas are from Active, Nojima, Over and...

MCN Daily 21/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 110 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Suzuki announce a limited edition GSX-R1000, Bradley Smith is preparing for a crucial period in his season and Airwaves Ducati withdraw from this weekend’s Donington Park clash.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes...

Video: KTM Super Duke 990R race

Here is footage I filmed of the KTM Super Duke 990R journalists race. It took me five hours to edit this film but it was worth it.

Picture gallery: 50th anniversary Triumph Bonnevilles

Picture gallery: 50th anniversary Triumph Bonnevilles

Triumph is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bonneville this year, and to celebrate two limited edition Bonnevilles have been designed by Belstaff and Ewan McGregor. The Belstaff Bonneville is...

Derbyshire Police's notice for bike-targetting speed cameras

Derbyshire Police's notice for bike-targetting speed cameras

Derbyshire Police has released a notice with a bounty of £100,000 for any firm that can develop a speed camera to single out motorcycles from other vehicles. Read the notice issued here The system...

Video: Onboard BMW HP2 Sport and Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory

MCN road tester Adam Child travelled to the Albacete race circuit in Spain to pit the world's best sports v-twin motorcycles against each other on track and you can see some of his on-track action below. Chad got to ride the BMW HP2 Sport, KTM RC8 and the Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory against some of the fastest bike testers in the world, including former GP stars Randy Mamola and Jurgen Fuchs. Watch...

Restricted power but the Rieju SMX125 still has lofty ambitions

Restricted power but the Rieju SMX125 still has lofty ambitions

Rieju is fast becoming one of the 125 class’s leading lights thanks to its combination of European style and Japanese engineering, quality and price, as its new SM125 proves. With a seat height as...

New Superbike??

New Superbike??

This would be a crowd puller if ever i saw one, Wheelies all the time ..... WOOHOO For more pics see the thread in general forums...

Motorcycle unfriendly police in Lincolnshire

On Sunday 11 May two mates and myself set off on a nice steady run up to Bourne in Lincolnshire. As we rode up to the A1 at Colsterworth we came across a very motorcycle unfriendly polieman. He pulled two of us but the third got through the traffic. He proceeded to explain that he was giving us both a fixed penalty fine of £30 for displaying a registration mark "not MOT conforming". He...

Race replica paintjobs unveiled for Yamaha scooters

Race replica paintjobs unveiled for Yamaha scooters

Yamaha is gearing up to look after its younger buyers, by launching a range of race replica paintjobs for its Aerox R and Jog RR scooters. Paint schemes available include a Fiat Yamaha replica in...

UK’s top doggy pillions wanted

Bennetts is looking for the UK’s ultimate pillion pooch to be used in a future marketing campaign. The insurance provider wants to hear from anyone whose dog demands pride of place on your motorcycle, loves leathers and hates to miss out on the thrill of a ride! If you think that you and your dog has what it takes to be the UK’s number one motorcycling duo then e-mail your contact details,...

Ken Livingstone to host radio show on LBC

Ken Livingstone to host radio show on LBC

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone is due to take up a new role as a radio broadcaster during the summer, after accepting a job with London-based radio station LBC. The politician lost out to Boris...

Motorcyclists asked for £5 deposit to fill-up at Morrisons

Motorcyclists asked for £5 deposit to fill-up at Morrisons

Every rider to fill up at a Morrisons supermarket has been asked to hand over a £5 deposit first. The policy was introduced to deter riders from leaving without paying, according to a branch...

Tesco trouble

Please see letter below sent to Tesco: WAYDALE SPEARCEY LANE STAPLEHAY TAUNTON SOMERSET TA3 7HW May 20, 2008 Customer Services Manager Tesco Customer Service P.O. Box 73 Baird Avenue Dryburgh Industrial Estate Dundee DD1 9NF Dear Customer Services Manager, I am writing to inform you of an incident that occurred yesterday, (May 19th, 2008). I called in to the Tesco Express on East...

Test BUELL 1125R

Test ride on the BUELL 1125R

Stolen oil cap at motorcycle meet

On Wednesday 13th may when me and my wife were on our way back from Willingham woods meeting at Market Rasen, we were flagged over by my son on his motorcycle. So we pulled over on to the road side, unknown to me my motorcycle was spitting oil out of the engine. So my son looked round my bike at the side of the road and noticed that my oil cap was missing. I knew straight away that the oil...

TL1000S owner saved our WSBK weekend!

TL1000S owner saved our WSBK weekend!

My partner and I attended the WSBK round at Monza. In true style we rode down on my Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and her Ducati 916 with no problems at all. We had a great time on the twisty Alpine...

MCN Daily 19/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 108 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Michael Schumacher’s race debut doesn’t go to plan, Valentino Rossi celebrates his second successive win and Michael Dunlop takes the honours in the 250cc race at the North West 200.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then...

Police cagey over speed camera scandal

Police cagey over speed camera scandal

Police are refusing to provide details on a speed camera scandal which has led to at least 120 cases being dropped. MCN revealed in March that a Kent Police insider had claimed cases had been dropped...

Police plan not to notify wrongly convicted motorists

Police plan not to notify wrongly convicted motorists

Police have dropped speeding charges against 200 motorists after a camera operator was caught breaking rules – but don’t plan to notify the rest, according to an insider. A serving Kent officer said...

Michael Schumacher crashes out of German Superbike race

Michael Schumacher crashes out of German Superbike race

Ex Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was racing in the IDM German Superbike Championship at the weekend and had a mixture of results in the two races. More of Michael Schumacher racing...

MCN's youngest fan

MCN's youngest fan

Just a picture of our son (Possibly your youngest fan), Harrison MacDonald-Love, at 5 mths old which we thought that all at MCN would appreciate. Lets get the kid started early and see wether we can...

Road dressing gravel caused my crash

Road dressing gravel caused my crash

While travelling on the A941 Rhynie to Dufftown Road I had the misfortune to fall off on a bend over a bridge Just south of th Grouse Inn. I was only doing between 25-30 mph as It is a double bend...

Friday funny: BBQ transportation

Friday funny: BBQ transportation

This motorcyclist was spotted in Australia travelling down the motorway on his Suzuki Intruder 250. He was spotted transporting this BBQ to, well a BBQ. Why didn't he just have the BBQ at his...

Official: Michael Schumacher to race in German Superbike championship

Official: Michael Schumacher to race in German Superbike championship

Former seven-times F1 world champion Michael Schumacher WILL race this weekend in Germany's leading bike racing series, the IDM Superbike championship. Bernie Ecclestone warns Michael Schumacher of...

Anthony Gobert charged with theft

Anthony Gobert charged with theft

Anthony Gobert, who was once considered among the most naturally talented riders ever to throw a leg over a motorcycle appeared in court last week – unemployed and charged with stealing a handbag and...

Government proposes 20mph residential speed limits

Government proposes 20mph residential speed limits

Speed limits in residential areas could be cut to 20mph, and average speed cameras used to police the areas, as part of a Government strategy to cut road deaths by 2020. Ken Livingstone announces...

Speeding police officer avoids ban

Speeding police officer avoids ban

A police officer who invented a high-speed chase to avoid prosecution for driving at 89mph in a 70mph zone has escaped a driving ban. Magistrates in Plymouth heard that PC Richard Holding, 45, of...

Euro Tour

Euro Tour

Richard, Tadge, myself Alan and Nick at the top of the Leaning Tower Of Pisa on our recent two week European Tour.

Michael Schumacher to race under false name

Michael Schumacher to race under false name

German newspaper Bild has reported that Michael Schumacher will be entering the IDM International German Motorbike Championship under a false name. Seven time Formula One Champion Michael Schumacher...

letter to Editor concerning dark visors

Dear Editor, I was amused by Andy Drysdales letter last week, whinging about the ban on dark vizors for motorcyclists and his terror of being injured by sunglasses. Another MCN week and another dose of victimhood in full flow! Had Mr Drysdale been a Biker in the early seventies when I was wrestling my Kawasaki H2 around London, he would have been aware of the regular reports in MCN and other...

Richard Brunstrom snubs chance to apologise over “offensive remarks”

Richard Brunstrom snubs chance to apologise over “offensive remarks”

Police chief Richard Brunstrom has snubbed the chance to avoid action against him by the North Wales Police Authority. Brunstrom needed only apologise to a member of the public whom the Independent...